Amberley pub wins its fourth award on the trot

JPCT 190612  The Sportsman, Amberley received CAMRA award for fourth year running. L to R Teri Figg (proprietor), Melisa Wilcock (bar supervisor) and Rob Wilson (landlord). Photo by Derek Martin
JPCT 190612 The Sportsman, Amberley received CAMRA award for fourth year running. L to R Teri Figg (proprietor), Melisa Wilcock (bar supervisor) and Rob Wilson (landlord). Photo by Derek Martin

An Amberley pub is celebrating the fourth straight year it has received a Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) award this week.

Teri Figg, manager and proprietor of the Sportsman Inn in Rackham Road, said the entire team was honoured to receive the CAMRA Pub of the Year award for Arun and Adur.

She said: “We’re heavily flattered that they have given us this award, because there are so many good pubs in Sussex.”

She explained how the awards are based on the beer quality and the range on offer as well as the staff’s knowledge and welcome, food and general ambience.

She added: “We have got really good staff that are friendly and welcoming and they know their products. It’s that simple.”

In 2009 it did not win pub of the year, but country pub of the year.

“It’s been nice to be able to say we have been given an award, especially from a group as well regarded as CAMRA, but it’s much more important to have their support as they have done so much to raise the profile of country pubs,” she said.

“The location itself is one of our greatest assets as we have magnificent views across the Amberley flood planes. It’s incredibly beautiful.”

To contact the Sportsman call 01798 831787.